Gardner, Illinois: Streetcar Diner

1932 diner, a converted horse-drawn streetcar, no longer serves food, but is a Route 66 landmark with its own "In Appreciation" historical marker. Restored in 2011.
Address:
246-290 N Center St., Gardner, IL
Directions:
Hwy 53, east on E Washington St., south on N. Center St. to Mazon St.
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Restored diner. Streetcar Diner

The Krafts provided food on Route 66. Their diner burned down on June 8, 2010. This was built to provide fond memories to all who visit, and is in the Illinois Route 66 Hall Of Fame.

[Elmer Babbs, 04/09/2013]

The Riviera burned down in 2010; the old diner behind, a Kankakee streetcar converted to a diner in 1932, was recently restored as a Route 66 landmark. The cook is a painting on the wall behind the counter, so no food served there.

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